Our Top Media Stories of 2014

12.31.14

Our Top Media Stories of 2014

12.31.14
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Our top media stories of 2014.

The Journalism Wars: The Resignations at Russia Today

By Binoy Kampmark

Russia Today has made headlines and not for it’s news coverage. But for the resignations of two employees.

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud

At this critical stage of popular transformation, the stunting of critical Arab media will register its negative impact for years to come. To save themselves, some Arab regimes have chosen to sacrifice the intellect of their societies.

Jonathan Pedneault

Jonathan Pedneault

International Law is Inadequate when it comes to Protecting Journalists from Savagery

By Carmen Draghici

The vicious execution of US journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State deepens the concern that international law and diplomacy may be ill-equipped to address crimes against media workers reporting from conflict zones.

The War on Al Jazeera: Egypt, False News and the Journalistic Code

By Binoy Kampmark

The fates of Peter Dreste and his two colleagues from Al Jazeera, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were already predetermined by an Egypt court even before they appeared locked in a courtroom cage.

CNN

CNN

Welcome to CNN’s Yemen

By Ramzy Baroud

Welcome to the CNN’s Yemen. A Yemen largely painted through the eyes of Western journalists sitting in a cozy news bureau.

Despite its Detractors, the film, The Rise of al-Qaeda has its Many Supporters

By John Price

An Interfaith panel and several Muslim organizations are upset over the film, ‘The Rise of al-Qaeda,’ depicting the September 11, 2001 terrorist attackers as Islamic jihadists.

  • via Youtube

    Schools of Violence: The American University and the Gun

  • Reuters

    On the 14th Anniversary of 9/11

  • via Facebook

    Singapore’s Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

  • via Facebook

    Europe’s Elections: A Coming Storm?

  • via Twitter

    Liberating Sirte from Islamic State

  • via Facebook

    Remembering Ahmad Shah Masoud

  • RIA Novosti

    How Sanctions are Hurting Russia’s Central Asian Ambitions

  • U.S. Army

    Afghanistan: Normalization of Pain